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John C Conard

John C Conard

Practice areas:

Violent Crime, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    2 thousand cases
  2. Violent Crime: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. White Collar Crime: 15%
  5. Domestic Violence: 15%



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Sarah Emily Fisher

    John is one of the best trial lawyers I have ever seen in action; his courtroom skills are impressive. He is smart, reasonable, and tenacious, a zealous advocate for his clients, and formidable foe!


    Sarah Fisher Debt Collection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stacey Elizabeth Hall Sorensen

    John Conard is an excellent lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and hard working. John is also a master in the courtroom. I have known John for over 5 years and I truly admire his skills. John also gives back to the community and helps shape the lawyers of tomorrow by coaching high school mock trial.


    Stacey Sorensen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of John C. Conard

8050 West 78th Street
Edina, MN, 55439

Law Offices of John C. Conard

7582 Currell Boulevard
Suite 212
Woodbury, MN, 55125

Law Offices of John C. Conard at Hellmuth and Johnson

Eastern Heights Plaza
Suite 212
St. Paul, MN, 55125



MNAuthorized to practice200604/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Certificate of Appreciation for Exemplary WorkRamsey County Attorney's Office2010
Public Service AwardMinnesota Justice Foundation2006
Excellence for the Future Award- Securities RegulationCALI2005
Excellence for the future Award- ContractsCALI2004
Founder's ScholarshipWilliam Mitchell College of Law2003
Vander Luct Award for excellence in philosophyCentral College1993
G.D. Boat Scholarship for excellence in Political ScienceCentral College1993
Wormhoudt Pre-Law ScholarshipCentral College1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial LawyerLaw Offices of John C. Conard2011 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderTenth Judicial District Public Defender2010 - Present
Assistant District Attorney- Felony Trial TeamsRamsey County Attorney's Office2008 - 2010
Assistant Public DefenderTenth Judicial District Public Defenders2005 - 2008
Law ClerkFederal Public Defender2005 - 2006
Summer AssociateFredrikson & Byron2005 - 2005
DirectorSteinair, Inc.2004 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2012 - Present
American Academy of Forensic SciencesMember2012 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, 10th District Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Anoka County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Chisago County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Steinair Inc.Board of Directors2004 - 2011

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Jane DoeJury Verdict NOT GUILTY
State v. John DoeCase Dismissed
State v. Jane DoeFelony Charges Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases, West Publishing.Forensic Evidence: The Criminal Defense Attorney's Never-Ending Education2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial PracticeGraduate II2011
DNA Defense--National Institute for Science and TechnologyN/AN/A2011
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeJury Trial PracticeF- Warrior2010
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Central CollegePolitical Science, Philosophy and EconomicsBA1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Trial SchoolTrial Practice- Cross Examining Experts2014
Advocacy for JusticeCross Examination of Forensic Experts2014
BCA Criminal Justice TrainingSearch Warrants Current Law2011
Public Defender District TrainingBrief Writing: Clarity and Persuasion2008